Recent work:

Mapping the Destitute of Vision (2022) 
Blob of Im/Possible Images
3D exhibition (2021)
im/possible images curated for Lothringer 13 (2021) + catalogue (2022, forthcoming)
Whiteout video documentary / performance (2020 - 2022)
The Shredded Hologram Rose video (2021)
Remarks on Crypto art and NFTs (2021)
Beyond Resolution Book (2020)
Shadow Knowledge Solo Show (2020)
Perfect 365 Decalibration prints and video (2020)
Unresolved data painting (2020)
Vernacular of File Formats installation at Stedelijk (2020)
Behind White Shadows // Les Inconnues essay / desktop video (2017 - 2020)

Rosa Menkman (1983, Arnhem, NL)︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ ︎  
(she / her) Dutch artist and researcher of resolutions. 

︎︎︎︎︎ Biography

Rosa Menkman is a Dutch artist and researcher. Her work focuses on noise artifacts that result from accidents in both analogue and digital media. These artifacts can offer precious insights into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardisation and resolution setting. As a compendium to this research, she published the Glitch Moment/um (inc, 2011), a little book on the exploitation and popularization of glitch artifacts.
Menkman developed and highlighted the politics of resolution setting further in a second book titled Beyond Resolution (i.R.D., 2020). In this book, she describes how the standardization of resolutions is a process that generally promotes efficiency, order and functionality in our technologies. But how as a side effect, the setting of resolutions also compromises and obfuscates alternative possibilities. In 2019 Menkman won the Collide, Arts at CERN Barcelona award, which inspired her recent research into im/possible images. In this new research she aims to find new ways to understand, use and perceive through and with our technologies.

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In 2011 Menkman co-facilitated the GLI.TC/H festivals in both Chicago and Amsterdam and curated the Incompatible Aesthetics symposium of Transmediale (2012). Menkman has also been part of the curatorial team of Sonic Acts (2016-2017).

Between 2012-2014, Menkman curated four exhibitions that illuminated the different ecologies of glitch (art). In 2015 she initiated the institutions for Resolution Disputes [i.R.D.], a solo show at Transfer Gallery New York. The i.R.D. are institutions dedicated to researching the interests of anti-utopic, lost and unseen or simply "too good to be implemented" resolutions. As an undertone, the show featured a showcase of the different complexities in compression (dots, lines, wavelets, blocks and vectors). In follow up exhibitions, Behind White Shadows (2017) and Shadow Knowledge (2020) and Im/Possible Images (2021) Menkman developed and highlighted the politics of resolution setting further.

From 2018 - 2020 Menkman was substitute Professor Neue Medien & Visuelle Kommunikation at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Class materials can be found here.

︎︎︎︎︎ Thank you! 

This website was made possible with the financial support of the
I am grateful to have received a basis stipend from the Mondriaan Fund (2018-2021)


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I set up a framework to my practice through my solo shows
These shows came with a publication:
︎ Order and Progress (2010) publication: Vernacular of File Formats
︎ i.R.D. (2015) publication: i.R.D.
︎ Behind White Shadows (2017) publication: BWS
︎ Shadow Knowledge (2020) publication: Beyond Resolution

︎ Destitute Vision (2022)

 I organised my research into resolutions in 5 disciplines
︎ materiality
︎ genealogy
︎ habit 
︎ institutions
︎ scale && impossibility

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